Yamandu Ross "Europeans" ( 15.10. – 15.11.2014 )

 

EUROPEANS

Yamandu Roos

17.10 – 15.11.2014

Opening : 17.10 at 19 Hours

“In the years between 2005 and 2012 Yamandu Roos embarked on a series of fifteen journeys across Europe. From Scandinavia to the Mediterranean and from Paris to Moscow, Roos’s photographs give voice to a personal quest. He describes it simply as “looking for something”. Far from dealing with frontiers, identity issues and the traces of History, the story here is about a man and his journey with an old red Peugeot 205 called “The Eagle”, wandering around the continent with a notebook, a tent and the modest aim of documenting his sojourns in photographs. Faithful to the tradition of ‘straight photography’, Roos employs his camera as a kind of a vehicle towards an almost physical confrontation with the realm of tangible human existence.His contact sheets tell simple stories about everyday events as well as about the illusions and existential turmoil of a person travelling alone."